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"It is utterly crucial that in our darkness we affirm the wise, strong hand of God to hold us, even when we have no strength to hold him."
-John Piper

Piper examines depression from a spiritual perspective, guiding and encouraging those for whom joy seems to stay out of reach.

©2007 John Piper (P)2009 Crossway Audio

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Brief points of “when I Don’t Desire God”

This is a short version of the ideas from the larger book.

Helpful for the person relating to its title, or desiring to empathize or assist another who may.
Practical points & convictions. for every Christian.

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excellent resource

excellentf book for someone whose sadness is unbearable. reminds you of your hope in Christ.

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Worth the read

Narrator was easy to listen to. He spoke clear and made it a pleasant experience.

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Very helpful

I have listened twice now at my darkest moments. This is a great encouragement for depressed Christians. I will continue to follow its advice and try reading further.

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Good. Not great

Apparently this is a section of a bigger book. I consider myself well educated, but some of the content in this requires re-listening as sometimes there's a lot to take in and digest as far historical quotes go. The authors use of biblical scriptures really on point but I can't say that on it's own this book changed me in any way. Nonetheless, it was the hour or so to listen to as there are some really good tidbits of information in here.

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Hyoid book

i enjoyed this book.i think it is both helpful to those going through suffering and friends unsure how to help.

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Great insights!

I have so enjoyed this book “When the Darkness Will Not Lift”. Going through my own dark season, it has given me hope that ‘this too shall pass. Also, it has provided me with practical tools to apply and work through as I wait for the Lord.
Thank you Pastor Piper!

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Yes. It's easy to listen to and understand. It speaks truth.

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Very helpful and balanced.

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